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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6010–6017

Singly-resonant sum frequency generation of visible light in a semiconductor disk laser

Martin Thalbitzer Andersen, Peter J. Schlosser, Jennifer E. Hastie, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Martin D. Dawson, and Christian Pedersen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6010-6017 (2009)

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In this paper a generic approach for visible light generation is presented. It is based on sum frequency generation between a semiconductor disk laser and a solid-state laser, where the frequency mixing is achieved within the cavity of the semiconductor disk laser using a single-pass of the solid-state laser light. This exploits the good beam quality and high intra-cavity power present in the semiconductor disk laser to achieve high conversion efficiency. Combining sum frequency mixing and semiconductor disk lasers in this manner allows in principle for generation of any wavelength within the visible spectrum, by appropriate choice of semiconductor material and single-pass laser wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2009
Published: March 30, 2009

Martin T. Andersen, Peter J. Schlosser, Jennifer E. Hastie, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Martin D. Dawson, and Christian Pedersen, "Singly-resonant sum frequency generation of visible light in a semiconductor disk laser," Opt. Express 17, 6010-6017 (2009)

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